One of the most amazing aspects of television is the role of time. Seconds, minutes, and hours tend to fly by during the day and when it’s a show day, forget it—there is never enough time to get everything done. But somehow we do it. One way to get it done is for the production team to be organized on show day. Every person has a role, and if he or she prepares properly, then everything should go smoothly when it comes to airtime.
My show preparation for the Arise On Screen taping on Saturday starts days ahead and wraps up on the Friday before with an email to the staff outlining the production schedule for tape day. Here is a brief breakdown of our Saturday morning:
Editor, tape producer, and producing staff in at 8:00 a.m.
Guest cohosts arrive at 8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Show meeting in the conference room at 9:00 a.m. to go over show rundown.
Guest cohosts use extra time to prep for their appearance
Makeup person and stylist arrive at 10:00 a.m. Mike dressed and in makeup at 10:05 a.m.
Guest cohost #1 goes to makeup at 10:20 a.m. and guest cohost #2 in makeup at 10:30 a.m. for touch up.
Host has teleprompter run-through at 10:20 a.m. and records show open at 10:45 a.m.
Show start time between 11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Once we finish taping the show, there is still more to be done. Post-production is where the real magic happens before we feed the show out for airing.
Stay tuned for more on posting the show.
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TV/Social Media Producer Debbie Mitchell is an Emmy nominated producer who is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA). She is currently a member of the James Beard Broadcast and New Media Awards Committee. Deborah is Executive Producer of Arise On Screen a global and socially interactive movie review show. If you are a brand interested in Social TV, blogger outreach campaigns, or a blogger or personality interested in television placement follow Debbie Mitchell@SocialTVDeb and/or email SocialTVDeb@gmail.com. If all else fails, her resourceful assistant, Sang, will find her.
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